facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search

NYC pastor delivers sexy sermons

Nov. 20, 2011 at 4:39 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A New York City pastor is delivering sermons on how to keep marriages alive that feature public kissing contests during services.

Pastor Maurice Johnson of the non-denominational Winners Church in Queens gives sermons, titled "The Power and Pleasure of Romance," to highlight the importance of marriage in the African-American community, the New York Post reported Saturday.

"Some people were like, 'It seems strange to do at church,'" he said, "but they thought it was very creative."

During services, held in the PS 38 gym in the Queens borough's Rosedale neighborhood, four married couples are asked to approach the pulpit. Then, accompanied by R&B music, the couples demonstrate their passion by making out for 5 minutes.

The congregation then chooses a winning couple by applause. The most amorous pair win $50 to spend on a date.

"You see kissing in all kinds of contexts, but you don't necessarily see it in a marriage context," said Frantz Cochy, 39, who won the contest with his wife of 13 years, Makeetah, 36. "I wasn't embarrassed, but I guess I felt a little awkward."

Johnson, 39, told the Post that showering your spouse with physical affection is a good way to strengthen a romantic partnership.

"God created a desire for love and romance," Johnson said.

"Any society that celebrates marriage, romance and love is going to be a free society. Public displays of affection aren't wrong. Adam and Eve were naked, and they were not ashamed."

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Beijing restaurant hires teenage girls to walk crabs down the street in promotional stunt
2
American tourists call police after getting charged $56 for 3 ice creams and water
3
Washington soldier claims Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen worker spiked his drink
4
Ohio woman allegedly poops in front of Walgreens after being accused of shoplifting
5
Women catches home run at San Francisco Giants game in her beer
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback